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Rafa Complains about Workplace Conditions

A common theme this year in tennis is Rafa complaining about workplace conditions.  He complained about Madrid’s blue clay experiment (though to be fair, so did Nole and others), he complained about playing in the rain at the French Open, … Continue reading

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Dear Andy Murray,

We need to talk.  I know I haven’t talked to you in a while, and I apologize for that.  Now, I’ll admit I’ve never been a fan of yours.  I’m a Rafa fan, but I’ve never had any ill will … Continue reading

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Sic Gloria Transit

Sometimes life is just like sports.  Sometimes, it isn’t.  While Rafa spent Thursday losing in the second round(!) of Wimbledon, I spent the day getting my very first pedicure, and trying a lovely tourquoise shade called Zuza, by Zoya. I … Continue reading

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“I suffered, but I enjoyed”

Why do we bother to live?  I was thinking about that the past couple of weeks, as I thought about what I had gone through and what the future might hold.  The most difficult part is accepting, once again, that … Continue reading

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His7ory :)

On Saturday night, I made a mental deal with the universe.  I told the universe that, in exchange for Rafa winning his seventh Grand Slam, LeBron James could win the Eastern Conference.    Did I make the right choice?    … Continue reading

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Lynn Barber and Rafa: Tone (part 2)

Ok, I’ve mentioned the positives of Lynn Barber’s interview.  Now, on to the negatives!  The tone of the piece is a real problem.  In fact, given the subject matter of the piece, I have to address the tone first, before … Continue reading

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Lynn Barber and Rafa: One Year Later (part 1)

One year ago, June 5, 2011, Lynn Barber fired the shot heard around the tennis world: a tension filled, somewhat rude, and frankly, very bizarre interview with Rafael Nadal.  Now, after the past eight months of ultrasounds, biopsy, surgery and … Continue reading

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